GCC is getting parallelization and so should DMD

Iain Buclaw ibuclaw at gdcproject.org
Mon Aug 31 14:55:04 UTC 2020

On Friday, 21 August 2020 at 13:16:45 UTC, Per Nordlöw wrote:
> It's time we start thinking about preparing for parallelization 
> in DMD now that GCC is getting it [1]. Andrei mentioned this in 
> an interview as early 2014 [2].
> A good start is to start moving the `__gshared` declarations 
> into aggregates that are explicitly instantiated in mars.d and 
> then passed as context references into functions constructors. 
> That will be a lot of manual work. However this process can be 
> directed by D's purity checks by adding `pure:` at module 
> top-levels. I've already started experimenting with this at [3]
> I reckon the greatest obstacle is to sync these changes with 
> all the C/C++ mappings in dmd.

If the patches go in, gdc will get this feature for free. :-)

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